Building a robot usually involves exotic materials, complicated engineering and some programing prowess right? Not so, if you do what researchers from University of Hawaii's Department of Electrical Engineering did recently - Create them from bubbles of gas!
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How awesome would it be if having surgery meant inserting a tiny chip into the blood system and then going about one's normal business, while the surgeon swims around, fixing the ailments. If a team of Stanford engineers have their way this, may soon become a reality.
LEGO, an abbreviation of two Danish words LEg GOdit (play well), has come a long way since its founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen invented the first brick in his small carpenter's workshop in 1932. While the foundation still remains the original brick, the things that can be built with them now range from simple structures to fully programmable robots - Ones smart enough to help scientists perform monotonous tasks in laboratories.
A fleet of flying robots are about to try out a brand-new profession - Construction. Their first project will not be a giant skyscraper, but an exhibition tower that measures 11.4ft. wide and 19.7 ft. high - Built entirely from pre-fabricated polystyrene foam modules.
The beautiful oceans that cover three-quarters of our planet are home to some of our most valuable natural resources. However, while our knowledge of outer space is quite extensive, the same cannot be said about the deep waters, thanks to the fact that any attempts to monitor them has either been too cumbersome or too expensive. Now, California-based Liquid Robotics has come up with an innovative invention that is both economical and easily deployable across the waters.
On Saturday May 14th, UC Berkeley senior Austin Whitney, was able to do something he would have never thought possible - Walk up to the Chancellor to receive his diploma. While the few steps may not seem like a big deal, it was nothing short of a miracle, for this 22-year old student, who is paralyzed from the waist down.
Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami has not only resulted in indescribable destruction, but also, caused a meltdown at its Fukushima nuclear plant leading to an unprecedented nuclear crises - One, that nobody know how to control, yet.
Chinese farmer Wu Yulu has a lot of children - somewhere between 32 to 40. However most of his offsprings are not of the human kind, but robots that he lovingly builds from scratch and grows attached to so much, that he even gives them the family name.